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Georgia Man Sentenced for Darknet Child Porn Guides

A 28-year-old man from Gwinnett County, Georgia, operated a clearnet website where he hosted child pornography. He additionally wrote guides for other pedophiles on making use of the darknet to view, distribute, and discuss topics regarding child pornography, After less than one hour of deliberation, the jury convicted the defendant, Thomas Scot Edvalson, of 22 counts of sexual exploitation of ... Read More »

Marijuana Trafficker Sentenced to 8 Years for Postal Robbery

Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced the sentencing of a North Carolina drug trafficker. He organized the shipping of 144 kilograms of marijuana from Arizona to North Carolina. Furthermore, the defendant—Dorian Dent Williams, a 25-year-old from Kernersville, North Carolina—robbed a USPS employee at gunpoint. Over the years, DeepDotWeb covered countless drug trafficking cases. ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, April 8, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Some miners are allegedly engaging in unfair practices that can harm the network Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream CTO Greg Maxwell recently alleged through a bitcoin mailing list that a major mining hardware company has been exploiting a known weakness in bitcoin’s proof-of-work system, allowing the company to mine ... Read More »

Four Child Pornographers Arrested In Brazil In Police Action

Brazilian authorities arrested at least four persons who were suspected of producing and distributing child pornography material on the internet. The Brazilian Federal Police (PF) launched a police action, named “Operation Rescue” in Praia Grande and Baixada Santista on Wednesday. The PF conducted raids on five locations, where investigators believed files containing sexual abused children and adolescents were distributed. A ... Read More »

Austrian Man Faces 15 Years In Prison For Serious Drug Charges

An Austrian man is standing trial for ordering large amounts of narcotics from the dark web, which he partly resold to customers. According to the court documents, a 28-year-old man is standing trial at the regional court in Linz, Austria. The prosecution accused the defendant of ordering heroin in large quantities and cocaine in small quantities, along with drug trafficking ... Read More »

Dealer Couple Arrested In Germany, Police Seized More Than a Kilogram Of Amphetamine

German law enforcement authorities arrested a couple who allegedly bought narcotics from the dark web and resold them to customers locally. On the evening of Monday morning, an officer of the local police arrested a 28-year-old woman and her 37-year-old boyfriend, both from Landshut, Germany, in Erding. According to police information, the couple sold more than a kilogram of amphetamine ... Read More »

Dark Web Vendors In Custody as Analysts Examine Their Computers

The public prosecutor’s office in Ravensburg announced a successful operation against a dark web drug trafficking ring. Well, they announced the successful completion of part of an operation – one that still needed work. But assistance from the public would help with the final steps. Since the start of this year, officers gathered intel on a five-headed group of dark ... Read More »

Prison for Former Bitcoin Exchange CEO

C. Aliens Prison for Former Bitcoin Exchange CEO On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Ohio announced Daniel Mercede’s sentencing information. Mercede, a 29-year-old Bay Village man pleaded guilty to access device fraud, bank fraud, and operating an unlicensed money exchanging business. Law enforcement pursued him after he used stolen credit card to operate ... Read More »

AfterHour “Mildly” Sentenced After for Working With Police

In January, Brandenburg officials announced that the FBI helped German law enforcement catch a darknet drug trafficker and three of his accomplices. The main defendant, a 31-year-old known as Mark W., sold drugs on the Silk Road marketplace before law enforcement shut the site down. The Brandenburg resident and accomplices sold more than 1.05 million euros between April 2012 and ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor Selling Bitcoin Forum Databases With 12m Entries

DoubleFlag, a vendor on TheRealDeal darknet marketplace, recently posted a listing that caught even darknetmarket regulars by surprise. For $400, anyone with the technical know-how can own databases from Bitcoin discussion forums with a grand goal of 12,000,000 user entries. Some of the most well known forums now have their user data listed on the darknet. The entity, whether a ... Read More »

Alternative Energy Companies Prepare for Digital Takeovers

At a recent renewable energy convention and trade fair, companies with a vested interest in the trade organized an IT security workshop. The presentation, according to some who observed the event was quite frightening. An information and data security consultant demonstrated the damage a malicious hacker could cause. He walked the guests into the darknet. The cluster management Digital Economy ... Read More »